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English Cricket Six of the Best - The 1990's (Video)

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Michael Atherton looks back at England's six best games from the 1990's - inspirational performances from Gooch against India in 1990 to Gough and Headley destroying the Australians at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in 1998.

1990 v India, 1st Test, Lords, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31 July.
A spectacular batting performance from England and in particular Graham Gooch. England's first innings total of 653 for 4 declared featured an amazing score of 333 from Gooch as well as centuries from Allan Lamb and Robin Smith. The Indians were restricted to 454 with Angus Fraser picking up 5 wickets before England added a further 272 for 4, Gooch scoring a pacey 123 off 113 balls, to set India a target of 472 to win. They could only manage 224 giving England victory by an impressive 247 runs.

1994 v South Africa, 3rd Test, Oval, 18, 19, 20, 21 August.
A classic game of cricket. South Africa led England by 28 runs after the first innings before Devon Malcolm, fresh from being hit on the head whilst batting at number 11, went on the rampage! His 9 for 57 destroyed the South Africans and left England needing 204 to win and square the series, a target they made losing just two wickets.

1995 v West Indies, 2nd Test, Lords, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 June.
A game that England had to win to square the series and a game that looked like drifting away with West Indies 98 for 1 in the final innings chasing 296 to win. Enter debutante Dominic Cork who came on to devastating effect with a breathtaking 7 for 43 to win England the match.

1995 v South Africa, 2nd Test, Johannesburg, 30 November, 1, 2, 3, 4 December.
An epic game of cricket. Coming into the 5th day England stood at 167 for 4, still 312 runs behind South Africa. Victory was never an option so survival was all England could hope for and this seemed a long way off. However an incredible performance by Michael Atherton who scored 185 not out in 643 minutes and Jack Russell, (having earlier beaten the Test record by taking 11 catches in a game) with 29 in 274 minutes, saved the match.

1998 v South Africa, 4th Test, Trent Bridge, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 July.
Coming into the match at 1-0 down and with only two Tests remaining this was a must win for England. Hanse Cronje did the damage for South Africa top-scoring with 126 in the first innings and 67 in the second, with Angus Fraser taking 5 for 60 and 5 for 62 respectively in response. England were left with 247 to win and Allan Donald was in no mood for them to make it. But Atherton won the gladiatorial battle with 98 not out and a short-fire 45 from 34 balls by Alec Stewart saw England home with half a day to spare.

1998 v Australia, 4th Test, Melbourne, 26, 27, 28, 29 December.
Having lost the last two Tests England badly needed a win. They opened with 270 with Alec Stewart scoring 107 having returned to his preferred opening slot before Darren Gough took 5 for 96, as Australia replied with 340. England added 244 in the second innings, with Stewart making 52, leaving Australia with an eminently reachable 175 to win the series. However Dean Headley roared in taking 6 for 60 and Australia collapsed from 130 for 3 to 162 all out giving England a sensational victory by 12 runs.

Footage courtesy of BBC, Channel 9, SABC and ECB.


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